Historical Fiction

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Short-list

May 21, 2015 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the exciting news that my book has been short-listed for the new Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Here is an excerpt from the Kobo Press Release: “Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced The 15 best new Canadian books have been selected from three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction (Mystery), […]

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Never Give Up

May 8, 2015 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

This week we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. It’s a double celebration for me as a first generation Dutch-Canadian. First of all I celebrate my roots which has given me the tenacious and determined attitude which exemplify the Dutch people. I celebrate, what some people may call stubbornness, because I […]

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Am I an Island?

December 8, 2014 Renny Book ChatHistorical Fiction

I consider myself a rather solitary person. I enjoy my own company, and that of my dogs. It was interesting to me to realize then, how many communities in which I am in fact a participant. I recently read Michael Crummey’s novel Sweetland – a wonderful book set in Newfoundland – and it made me think […]

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CBC Radio Interview

November 10, 2014 Renny Family BusinessHistorical Fiction

Thanks to Markus Schwabe at the CBC North morning show for the opportunity to come in and speak about my novel Family Business. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it at their website: http://www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/ (scroll down to find the November 10 segment).

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